Music You Should Love But Don't, Allen Toussaint, Vieux Farka Toure, More

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Are there bands and albums that you know you should love, but for whatever reason just don't? For host Bob Boilen, Green Day's latest CD, 21st Century Breakdown, includes everything he loves in an album — ambition, growth, great sonic textures — but it falls flat for him. You can decide for yourself about Green Day on this edition of All Songs Considered and tell us the band or album that you know you should love but don't, on the blog. Also on the program: the sparkling textures of Sunset Rubdown; Dark Night of the Soul, the mysterious and dark collaboration from Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch; R&B star Allen Toussaint performing jazz and blues; and two samples from our Exclusive First Listen series. Hear new songs from West African guitar hero Vieux Farka Toure and an album of demos from the legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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Music You Should Love But Don't, Allen Toussaint, Vieux Farka Toure, More

21st Century Breakdown

Green Day

  • Artist: Green Day
  • Album: 21st Century Breakdown
  • Song: 21st Century Breakdown
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  • "21st Century Breakdown"
  • Album: 21st Century Breakdown
  • Artist: Green Day
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Released: 2009
 
Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown

  • Artist: Sunset Rubdown
  • Album: Dragonslayer
  • Song: Apollo And The Buffalo And Anna Anna Anna Oh!
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  • "Apollo And The Buffalo And Anna Anna Anna Oh!"
  • Album: Dragonslayer
  • Artist: Sunset Rubdown
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Released: 2009
 
The Bright Mississippi

Allen Toussaint

  • Artist: Allen Toussaint
  • Album: Bright Mississippi
  • Song: Singin' the Blues

Hear Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi Band: Live At The Village Vanguard

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  • "Singin' the Blues"
  • Album: Bright Mississippi
  • Artist: Allen Toussaint
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2009
 
Fondo

Vieux Farka Touré

  • Artist: Vieux Farka Touré
  • Album: Fondo
  • Song: Fafa

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  • "Fafa"
  • Album: Fondo
  • Artist: Vieux Farka Touré
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • Released: 2009
 
CS&N Demos

Crosby, Stills & Nash

  • Artist: Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Album: Demos
  • Song: Chicago

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  • "Chicago"
  • Album: Demos
  • Artist: Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Label: Rhino
  • Released: 2009
 

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